The architects developing the new mid-rise on top of South End’s old Food Truck Friday and soon-to-be demolished Common Market site just released a rendering of what the new building will look like (they have since removed the picture from their Twitter feed, saying the rendering is not finalized):
New high-rise in @SouthEndCLT will have a parking deck per @DudaPaine The deck will be covered by artistic features. pic.twitter.com/6tfvi8rPro
— Caroline Fountain (@FountainFox46) August 25, 2016
According to a representative from Cousins Properties, the new office building is planned to be 8 stories tall with 285,000 total square feet. There will be at least 15,000 square feet of retail on each of the buildings corners. The development will also include a parking deck with some spaces for public parking.
Construction is now expected to start by the end of this year.
Dimensional Fund Advisers will be receiving $18 million worth of local and state incentives for moving their headquarters here to Charlotte and bringing 316 new jobs.
Many people are now fearing that South End is losing it’s culture, with Food Truck Friday, the Common Market, and Black Sheep skate shop all having to move because of this new development. Amos’ Southend also recently announced it will be closing its doors, and will most likely be transformed into a new development.
What do you think about the continual re-development of South End?
Do you think the same thing will happen to NoDa when the new Light Rail Extension is completed?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
As a local Chef/Entrepreneur I am disappointed to hear of the end of Food Truck vendors being dismissed from a thriving business. With all the upgrades coming to Charlotte I would have hoped this business opportunity would be allowed growth as in other larger cities across the nation.